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BBYO In The News

We’ve collected news articles from previous BBYO achievements over the years on this page! You can also check out our photos here, and videos here!

Service Day

Canadian Jewish News, June 1, 2017- Service Day. Five hundred teens from across the GTA, and nearly 13,000 in 90 communities across 20 countries, recently took part in J-Serve, the International Day of Jewish Youth Service.

13,000 Teens Serve Communities Worldwide as part of International Day of Jewish Youth Service

eJewish Philanthropy, April 5, 2017- 13,000 Teens Serve Communities Worldwide as part of International Day of Jewish Youth Service. Approximately 13,000 Jewish teens in more than 90 communities across 20 countries are participating in a day of community service and improvement projects this spring as part of J-Serve, the International Day of Jewish Youth Service, anchored on the official date this past Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Teens do Tzedakah

Canadian Jewish News, April 28, 2016- Teens do tzedakah. They were among 500 Toronto-area teens who took part April 17 in J-Serve, a worldwide tzedakah initiative involving 12,000 young people in more than 100 communities in North America, Europe and Israel.

Teen Program Set For April 6

Canadian Jewish News, March 27, 2014- Teen program set for April 6. Some 500 Toronto-area teens will participate in a day of community service and improvement projects as part of J-Serve, the Global Day of Jewish Youth Service, on April 6.

Youth Pitch In

North York Mirror, April 30, 2013 – Youth Pitch In. J-Serve member Zachary Schryverd shares the workload during the global day of Jewish youth service tree planting event in Earl Bales Park on Sunday.

Summer Camp Inspires Educator

Canadian Jewish News, August 9, 2012 – Summer camp inspires educator. Aleeza Lubin has an impressive resumé. With degrees in history and education and a master’s from Columbia University in New York, the Toronto native has taught everything from high school math to history.

Teens do advocacy in D.C.

Canadian Jewish News, August 4, 2011 – Teens do advocacy in D.C.. Nine teens from Ontario joined North American and Bulgarian peers for the PANIM Institute of B’nai Brith Youth Organization’s recent Human Rights and Genocide Summit.

SNAP – J-Serve Toronto

Snap North York, May 1, 2011 – J-Serve Toronto. For the second year in a row, Toronto-area teens had the opportunity to participate in J-Serve, the Global Day of Jewish Youth Service at Adath Israel Congregation.

Jewish Service Isn’t Zero-Sum.

Canadian Jewish News, Apr. 29, 2010 – Jewish service isn’t zero-sum. Last Sunday, thousands of Jewish teenagers took time away from their homework, extracurricular activities and extended sleep schedules to offers a few hours of volunteer service under the banner of J-Serve.

Beauheart Ball 2010

Canadian Jewish News, Feb. 18, 2010 – Beauheart Ball. Teens from several local BBYO chapters attended the annual Beauheart Ball at Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel on Jan. 30.

Teens Meet – BBYO

Canadian Jewish News, Nov. 12, 2009 – Teens Meet. A chance to explore their own Jewish identity and engage with spirituality, culture and religion brought teens from across the greater Toronto area together recently at BBYO’s Fall Regional Convention.

Golf Winners

Canadian Jewish News, Aug. 20, 2009 – Golf Winners. BBYO’s friends and alumni network (FAN) recently held its 15th annual Memorial Golf Tournament at Nobleton Lakes Golf Club.

BBYO is Sleepless for Israel

Jewish Tribune, Apr. 23, 2009 – BBYO is sleepless for Israel. Marking the launch of a unique partnership between Beth Radom congregation and B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO), Beth Radom is hosting Up All Night for Israel, a citywide event for Jewish teens in grades 8 through 12 to raise money for Canadian Magen David Adom.

Beauheart Ball

Canadian Jewish News, Apr. 8, 2009 – Beauheart Ball. Teens from five local BBYO chapters attended the group’s annual Beauheart Ball semiformal at Le Parc on March 28, at which Sierra Bahar of Chapter Beth Radom and Ziv Haddi of Chapter Magen were elected as regional Sweetheart & Beau.

Mind, Body, Attitude.

Canadian Jewish News, Mar. 26, 2009 – Mind, Body, Attitude. Girls from three local BBYO chapters took part in the group’s “Mind, Body, Attitude” overnight program on March 7 at BBYO’s teen lounge in North York.

BBYO Convention 2009

Canadian Jewish News, Mar. 19, 2009 – BBYO Convention. Ten teens from Toronto represented BBYO’s Lake Ontario region among 750 teen leaders who gathered in Long Branch, N.J., last month for BBYO’s largest international convention in its 85-year history.

BBYO Chanukah Bash

Canadian Jewish News, Dec. 22, 2008 – BBYO Chanukah Bash. Teens collected toys for BBYO’s annual Chanukah toy drive at the group’s Chanukah Bash.

Making Memories

Canadian Jewish News, Dec. 11, 2008 – Making Memories. High school students from all over the city and from all types of Jewish backgrounds gathered recently for a weekend of culture, leadership, and friendship at BBYO’s fall regional convention in Cambridge, Ont.

BBYO Night Party

Canadian Jewish News, Oct. 16, 2008 – BBYO Night Party. Thirty teens enjoyed all-night laser tag, karaoke, games and movies until sunrise at BBYO’s annual Laserquest Lock-in event.

BBYO Kickoff

Canadian Jewish News, Oct. 10, 2008 – BBYO Kickoff. More than 100 teens recently kicked off BBYO’s new year at an outdoor carnival co-ordinated by members of the Lake Ontario regional executive.

Trillium Foundation grant boosts BBYO

Canadian Jewish News, Sept. 4, 2008 – Trillium Foundation grant boosts BBYO. Kelly Indarjit, BBYO regional president of B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG), and Josh Harendorf, regional president of the boys’ wing of BBYO, Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), are thrilled that BBYO recently received a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

BBYO Gets Grant

Canadian Jewish News, Aug. 21, 2008 – BBYO Gets Grant. B’nai B’rith Youth Organization’s Lake Ontario region, headquartered in Toronto, received a $73,500 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, the provincial agency said this month.

Two Cents For Change

Canadian Jewish News, Jan. 8, 2009 – Two Cents for Change. Jewish teens gathered recently to share their “two cents” on global issues. The workshop, titled Give your Two Cents, Get Back Change, was sponsored by BBYO and led by teens Sarah Katz and Eli Krapivnik.

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